Ayo trained at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and graduated with an MA in Advanced Performing Arts from the University of Leeds, UK. In October 2015 she completed her training as a Certified Professional Coach with the College of Executive Coaching, USA.
Ayo has vast experience as a dancer, actor and educator. She has performed and taught workshops with companies including: Phoenix Dance Company, Irie Dance Theatre, ACE Dance and Music, Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah, Interplay Theatre Company, Fittings Multi Media Productions and West Yorkshire Playhouse. Ayo also worked as Education Director for Mango Creative Arts, UK, where she headed the Education Company and co-wrote a Carnival teaching pack, published by Primary Colours.
Ayo’s journey into coaching began whilst working as a dance and drama practitioner for The Behaviour and Education Support Team (BEST), UK, where she devised workshops for children and young people requiring additional support with their emotional well-being. Within a dance and drama framework she began to explore using open ended questions and improvisation to bring about a deeper understanding of their feelings, emotions and behavior. Working in this way afforded Ayo the opportunity to see first-hand the insightful responses of the participants and how powerful questioning evoked deep critical thinking and reflection.
Ayo has founded her practice on the idea of helping people and organizations fulfill their potential. Since 2016 she has been developing her coaching business, offering one to one coaching and group workshops. Using her expertise in the performing arts and skills as a coach Ayo has woven these forms together and designed a series of workshops on Leadership, Gender and Inclusion to allow the participants to have both a thought provoking and creative experience. Some of her clients to date include: Anne Arundel County Public Schools, The YMCA, SolarCity (Tesla) and Loyola University, USA.
'Working with my clients and seeing them tap into their strengths, overcome obstacles and achieve their goals gives me such joy. There is no greater gift than seeing a client fulfill their desires and transition into living the lifestyle they have dreamed of.'